Is Bannon in peril? Trump comments worry his populist base

14 April, 2017, 10:53 | Author: Warren Cooper
  • Bannon in peril? Trump's criticism worries his populist base

From left, White House Senior Counselor for Economic Initiatives Dina Powell, President Donald Trump's White House Senior Adviser Steve Bannon, National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, and President Donald Trump's Chief of Staff Reince Priebus attend a news conference with President Donald Trump and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in the East Room at the White House, Wednesday, April 12, 2017, in Washington.

Spicer spoke after Trump told the New York Post, "I like Steve, but you have to remember he was not involved in my campaign until very late".

"I'm my own strategist", Trump said. Trump's new national security adviser, Army Lt. Gen. Henry McMaster, ousted Bannon from the NSC; Trump speaks regularly with Defense Secretary James Mattis; and Rex Tillerson is resurgent, meeting with his counterpart in Russian Federation on Wednesday. President Trump stated in his interview that he didn't know Steve Bannon well during his campaign.

What's more, Trump talks about Bannon's contributions in much the same way Sean Spicer started talking about former campaign manager Paul Manafort when the admin wanted to distance themselves from his ties to Russian Federation. "Steve is a good guy", Trump told the Post, but cautioned that if the infighting doesn't stop, he'll intervene. "But White Houses, in the end, are like the U.S. Navy-corporate structures and very hard on pirates".

Spicer has called his comments about the Holocaust "inappropriate and insensitive".

Like the old "Conventional Wisdom Watch" feature in Newsweek, the arrow next to son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner is pointing upward and the arrow beside top strategist and house ideologue Stephen Bannon is pointing downward.

Bannon's removal from the White House would not come without political consequences, given his stature on the right. THE MEMO: Trump insiders push back on talk of Bannon's demise Marijuana advocates to give away free joints on Capitol Hill MORE told radio talk-show host Laura Ingraham that he was "an admirer of Steve Bannon and the Trump family".

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He has been tasked by Mr Trump with solving Middle East peace, reforming the federal government and is seen by foreign capitals as the quickest, most reliable, way to get a message to the new president.

Mr Kushner has also been helped by the ascendancy of administration moderates such as ex-Goldman Sachs executives Gary Cohn and Dina Powell.

Stylistically, Trump was said to be unimpressed by the strategist's high profile, which included a February appearance on the cover of Time magazine and a skit on NBC's "Saturday Night Live" in which Bannon was portrayed as a Grim Reaper figure and the real power in the Oval Office.

"Trump has been Trump for a long time".

As NPR's Domenico Montanaro noted when President Trump "pivoted" during his joint address to Congress, only to accuse President Obama of wiretapping him days later, Trump himself has explained that while he could "be the most presidential candidate in history, other than honest Abe Lincoln", he feels compelled to respond whenever he feels threatened or ignored. And I think the line may have been blurred a little bit. In reality, it looks more and more like his role was to organize and enflame the populist and nationalist constituencies in the GOP, and then reconcile them to the latest Republican president who would betray them in office.

But Bannon's supporters say Kushner's importance doesn't erase Bannon's.

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